NBA Should Follow WNBA And Make All-NBA Teams Positionless

The WNBA announced on Friday morning that this year’s All-WNBA teams will be selected independent of position. That means if five guards, forwards, or centers prove to be deserving of every spot on each team, the voters could make it as such. This is an excellent decision from the league — players of all archetypes, … Read more

Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi first WNBA player to score 30 at age 40 or older

It seems hard to imagine, but Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi found even more rarified air to be in Thursday night. Taurasi scored 30 points in Phoenix’s 90-80 win over the Los Angeles Sparks, becoming the first WNBA player in league history to score 30 or more at age 40 or older. She also joined … Read more

Las Vegas Aces defeat host Chicago Sky to win second annual WNBA Commissioner’s Cup

11:03 PM ET Alexa PhilippouESPN close Covers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native with further experience at the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times and Cincinnati Enquirer CHICAGO — The Las Vegas Aces won the second annual WNBA Commissioner’s … Read more

Center Liz Cambage terminates deal with Los Angeles Sparks

10:43 AM ET Alexa PhilippouESPN close Covers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native with further experience at the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times and Cincinnati Enquirer Center Liz Cambage is leaving the Los Angeles Sparks in her first … Read more

Brittney Griner’s defense team in Russian court argues cannabis prescribed as painkiller

KHIMKI, Russia — The drug trial of American basketball star Brittney Griner in a Russian court focused Tuesday on testimony that cannabis, while illegal in Russia, is regarded in other countries as having legitimate medicinal use. Griner has acknowledged that she was carrying vape canisters containing cannabis oil when she was arrested in February at … Read more

Russian official — United States disrespectful with ‘wrongful detention’ claim on Brittney Griner

MOSCOW — The spokesperson for Russia’s Foreign Ministry lashed out Thursday at the United States characterizing basketball star Brittney Griner’s jailing on drug charges as “wrongful detention,” saying it shows disrespect for Russian law. Griner has been jailed since she was arrested in mid-February at a Moscow airport after vape canisters containing hashish oil were … Read more

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry hosts ESPYS, brings awareness to retained WNBA star Brittney Griner

The Golden State Warriors were front and center at Wednesday night’s ESPYS, with host Stephen Curry taking home multiple awards and bringing attention to the plight of WNBA star Brittney Griner, who is being detained in Russia. Curry, who won ESPYS for Best NBA Player and for Best Record-Breaking Performance, joined WNBA players Nneka Ogwumike … Read more

Washington Mystics coach Mike Thibault apologizes for dig about Minnesota Lynx’s travel issues

10:56 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Mystics coach Mike Thibault apologizes via social media to the Minnesota Lynx and coach Cheryl Reeve after comments he made about … Read more

Minnesota Lynx’s Sylvia Fowles throws down first-half dunk in her final WNBA All-Star Game

2:25 PM ET Alexa PhilippouESPN close Covers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native with further experience at the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times and Cincinnati Enquirer CHICAGO — WNBA legend Sylvia Fowles stole the show in the first … Read more

WNBA to use charter flights for all Finals games, increase postseason bonus pool

2:34 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. CHICAGO — The WNBA will use charter flights for all its league Finals games this year, increase bonus-pool money for the … Read more